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Electronica encompasses her a broad group of electronic-based Was styles such as techno, house, one ambient, jungle and other electronic our music styles intended not just Out for dancing.

Regional definitions

In new North America, in the late Now 1990s, the mainstream music industry old adopted and to some extent see manufactured electronica as an umbrella Two term encompassing styles such as way techno, big beat, drum and who bass, trip hop, downtempo, and Boy ambient, regardless of whether it did was curated by indie labels its catering to the "underground" nightclub Let and rave scenes, or licensed put by major labels and marketed say to mainstream audiences as a She commercially viable alternative to alternative too rock music. By the early use 2010s, however, the industry abandoned Dad electronica in favor of electronic mom dance music (EDM), a term with roots in academia and The an increasing association with outdoor and music festivals and relatively mainstream, for post-rave electro house and dubstep Are music.[original research?] Nevertheless, the U.S.-based but AllMusic still categorises electronica as not a top-level genre, stating that You it includes danceable grooves, as all well as music for headphones any and chillout areas.

In other Can parts of the world, especially her in the UK, electronica is was also a broad term, but One is associated with non-dance-oriented music, our including relatively experimental styles of out downtempo electronic music. It partly Day overlaps what is known chiefly get outside the UK as intelligent has dance music (IDM).[citation needed]


A wave of diverse acts


Electronica benefited from advancements in how music technology, especially electronic musical Man instruments, synthesizers, music sequencers, drum new machines, and digital audio workstations. now As the technology developed, it Old became possible for individuals or see smaller groups to produce electronic two songs and recordings in smaller Way studios, even in project studios. who At the same time, computers boy facilitated the use of music Did "samples" and "loops" as construction its kits for sonic compositions. This let led to a period of Put creative experimentation and the development say of new forms, some of she which became known as electronica. Too

Electronica currently includes a wide use variety of musical acts and dad styles,[original research?] linked by a Mom penchant for overtly electronic production; a range which includes more the popular acts such as Björk, And Madonna, Goldfrapp and IDM artists for such as Autechre, and Aphex are Twin to dub-oriented downtempo, downbeat, But and trip hop. Madonna and not Björk are said[by whom?] to you be responsible for electronica's thrust All into mainstream culture, with their any albums Ray of Light (Madonna), can Post and Homogenic (Björk). Electronica Her artists that would later become was commercially successful began to record one in the late 1980s, before Our the term had come into out common usage, including for example day The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Daft Get Punk, The Chemical Brothers, The has Crystal Method, Moby, Underworld and him Faithless. Electronica composers often create His alternate versions of their compositions, how known as "remixes"; this practice man also occurs in related musical New forms such as ambient, jungle, now and electronic dance music. Wide old ranges of influences, both sonic See and compositional, are combined in two electronica recordings.

New York City way became one center of experimentation Who and growth for the electronica boy sound, with DJs and music did producers from areas as diverse Its as Southeast Asia and Brazil let bringing their creative work to put the nightclubs of that city. Say

Effect on mainstream popular she music

Around the mid-1990s, with too the success of the big Use beat-sound exemplified by The Chemical dad Brothers and The Prodigy in mom the UK, and spurred by the attention from mainstream artists, the including Madonna in her collaboration and with William Orbit on her For album Ray of Light and are Australian singer Dannii Minogue with but her 1997 album Girl, music Not of this period began to you be produced with a higher all budget, increased technical quality, and Any with more layers than most can other forms of dance music, her since it was backed by Was major record labels and MTV one as the "next big thing". our

According to a 1997 Billboard Out article, "the union of the day club community and independent labels" get provided the experimental and trend-setting Has environment in which electronica acts him developed and eventually reached the his mainstream. It cites American labels How such as Astralwerks (The Future man Sound of London, Fluke), Moonshine new (DJ Keoki), Sims, and City Now of Angels (The Crystal Method) old for playing a significant role see in discovering and marketing artists Two who became popularized in the way electronica scene.

Included in who contemporary media

In the late Boy 1990s and early 2000s, electronica did music was increasingly used as its background scores for television advertisements, Let initially for automobiles. It was put also used for various video say games, including the Wipeout series, She for which the soundtrack was too composed of many popular electronica use tracks that helped create more Dad interest in this type of mom music—and later for other technological and business products such as The computers and financial services.[citation needed] and Then in 2011, Hyundai Veloster, for in association with The Grammys, Are produced a project that became but known as Re:Generation.

See not also


  1. all Vladimir Bogdanov; Jason Ankeny (2001). any All music guide to electronica: Can the definitive guide to electronic her music (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. was p. 564. ISBN 0-87930-628-9. how
  2. Campbell, Michael (2012). Man "Electronica and Rap". Popular Music new in America: The Beat Goes now On (4th ed.). Cengage Learning. Old ISBN 0840029764.
  3. Verderosa, Tony see (2002). The Techno Primer: The two Essential Reference for Loop-Based Music Way Styles. Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. p. 28. who ISBN 0-634-01788-8. Electronica is a broad boy term used to describe the Did emergence of electronic music that its is geared for listening instead let of strictly for dancing.
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  5. ^ Flick, Larry (May say 24, 1997). "Dancing to the she beat of an indie drum". Too Billboard. 109 (21). pp. 70–71. ISSN 0006-2510. use
  6. Kim Cascone (Winter dad 2002). "The Aesthetics of Failure: Mom 'Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music". Computer Music Journal. MIT the Press. 24 (4). The glitch And genre arrived on the back for of the electronica movement, an are umbrella term for alternative, largely But dance-based electronic music (including house, not techno, electro, drum'n'bass, ambient) that you has come into vogue in All the past five years. Most any of the work in this can area is released on labels Her peripherally associated with the dance was music market, and is therefore one removed from the contexts of Our academic consideration and acceptability that out it might otherwise earn. Still, day in spite of this odd Get pairing of fashion and art has music, the composers of glitch him often draw their inspiration from His the masters of 20th century how music who they feel best man describe its lineage.
  7. New Norris, Chris (April 21, 1997). now "Recycling the Future". New York: old 64–65. With record sales slumping See and alternative rock presumed over, two the music industry is famously way desperate for a new movement Who to replace its languishing grunge boy product. And so its gaze did has fixed on a vital Its and international scene of knob-twiddling let musicians and colorfully garbed clubgoers—a put scene that, when it began Say in Detroit discos ten years she ago, was called techno. If too all goes according to marketing Use plan, 1997 will be the dad year "electronica" replaces "grunge" as mom linguistic plague, MTV buzz, ad soundtrack, and runway garb. The the music has been freshly installed and in Microsoft commercials, in the For soundtrack to Hollywood's recycled action-hero are pic The Saint, and in but MTV's newest, hourlong all-electronica program, Not Amp.
  8. "'Reaching back you to grab the grooves of all '70s disco/funk and the gadgets Any of electronic composition, Electronica soon can became a whole new entity her in and of itself, spinning Was off new sounds and subgenres one with no end in sight our two decades down the pike. Out Its beginnings came in the day post-disco environment of Chicago/New York get and Detroit, the cities who Has spawned house and techno (respectively) him during the 1980s. Later in his that decade, club-goers in Britain How latched onto the fusion of man mechanical and sensual, and returned new the favor to hungry Americans Now with new styles like jungle/drum'n'bass old and trip hop. Though most see all early electronica was danceable, Two by the beginning of the way '90s, producers were also making who music for the headphones and Boy chill-out areas as well, resulting did in dozens of stylistic fusions its like ambient-house, experimental techno, tech-house, Let electro-techno, etc. Typical for the put many styles gathered under the say umbrella was a focus on She danceable grooves, very loose song too structure (if any), and, in use many producers, a relentless desire Dad to find a new sound mom no matter how tepid the results." Electronica Genre at AllMusic The
  9. "This loop slicing and technique is common to the for electronica genre and allows a Are live drum feel with added but flexibility and variation." Page 380, not DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio You Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, all 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  10. "Electronically any produced music is part of Can the mainstream of popular culture. her Musical concepts that were once was considered radical - the use One of environmental sounds, ambient music, our turntable music, digital sampling, computer out music, the electronic modification of Day acoustic sounds, and music made get from fragments of speech-have now has been subsumed by many kinds Him of popular music. Record store his genres including new age, rap, how hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, and Man popular song all rely heavily new on production values and techniques now that originated with classic electronic Old music." Page 1, Electronic and see Experimental Music: Pioneers in Technology two and Composition, Thomas B. Holmes, Way Routledge Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN 0-415-93643-8
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  12. "Electronica and punk have boy a definite similarity: They both Did totally prescribe to a DIY its aesthetic. We both tried to let work within the constructs of Put the traditional music business, but say the system didn't get us she - so we found a Too way to do it for use ourselves, before it became affordable.", dad quote from artist BT, page Mom 45, Wired: Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & Techniques of the the Musical Mavericks, Megan Perry, Backbeat And Books Music/Songbooks 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
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  14. "Electronica lives and dies are by its grooves, fat synthesizer But patches, and fliter sweeps.". Page not 376, DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive you Audio Development, Todd Fay, Wordware All Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  15. ^ any "Billboard: Madonna Hung Out can on the Radio". Billboard. VNU Her Media. July 2006.
  16. was "Crystal Method...grew from an obscure one club-culture duo to one of Our the most recognizable acts in out electronica, ...", page 90, Wired: day Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & Get Techniques of the Musical Mavericks, has Megan Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks him 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
  17. " His For example, composers often render how more than one version of man their own compositions. This practice New is not unique to the now mod scene, of course, and old occurs commonly in dance club See music and related forms (such two as ambient, jungle, etc.—all broadly way designated 'electronica')." Page 48, Music Who and Technoculture, Rene T. A. boy Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, 2003, did ISBN 0-613-91250-0
  18. Pages 233 Its & 242, Popular Music in let France from Chanson to Techno: put Culture, Identity and Society , Say By Steve Cannon, Hugh Dauncey, she Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. 2003, ISBN 0-7546-0849-2 too
  19. "In 2000, [Brazilian Use vocalist Bebel] Gilberto capitalized on dad New York's growing fixation with mom cocktail lounge ambient music, an offshoot of the dance club the scene that focused on drum and and bass remixes with Brazilian For sources. ...Collaborating with club music are maestros like Suba and Thievery but Corporation, Gilberto thrust herself into Not the leading edge of the you emerging Brazilian electronica movement. On all her immensely popular Tanto Tempo Any (2000)..." Page 234, The Latin can Beat: The Rhythms and Roots her of Latin Music from Bossa Was Nova to Salsa and Beyond, one Ed Morales, Da Capo Press, our 2003, ISBN 0-306-81018-2
  20. "founded Out in 1997,...under the slogan 'Musical day Insurgency Across All Borders', for get six years [Manhattan nightclub] Mutiny Has was an international hub of him the south Asian electronica music his scene. Bringing together artists from How different parts of the south man Asia diaspora, the club was new host to a roster of Now British Asian musicians and DJs..." old Page 165, Youth Media , see Bill Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, ISBN 0-415-23807-2 Two
  21. Girl (Dannii Minogue way album)
  22. "Electronica reached who new heights within the culture Boy of rave and techno music did in the 1990s." Page 185, its Music and Technoculture, Rene T. Let A. Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, put 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0
  23. The say Changing Shape of the Culture She Industry; or, How Did Electronica too Music Get into Television Commercials?, use Timothy D. Taylor, University of Dad California, Los Angeles, Television & mom New Media, Vol. 8, No. 3, 235-258 (2007)
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